About Fries: A tough athlete with a strong on-field presence ... Defends extremely well in small spaces ... Consistent and reliable ... Can score against the best.
2008: Played and started in all 26 matches ... Named to ACC All-Tournament Team ... Had game-winning goal vs. Richmond (Oct. 5) ... Also had goals against North Carolina (Oct. 4), Michigan (Aug. 31), Dartmouth (Nov. 2) and American (Nov. 15) ... Helped post two shutouts as a member of the Deacon backfield ... Helped hold opponents to an average of 1.8 goals per game.
2007: Regional All-America - 2nd Team ... After earning just three starts in 2006, Fries played in and started all 22 games in 2007 ... Posted seven goals and two assists ... Had game-winning goals over Duke (Sept. 8), Radford (Sept. 12), Appalachian State (Oct. 3) and Stanford (Oct. 15) ... Netted two goals against Radford (Sept. 12) and North Carolina at the ACC Tournament Finals (Nov. 4) ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in game-winning goals category.
2006: Played in 12 games and recorded one goal for two points ... Took seven shots, including five shots on goal.
2005: Participated on the Southeast Regional Team in the summer and gained valuable experience playing with some of the top players in the country ... Played in seven games but recorded no stats from the backfield ... In the games played, helped the Deacs to a 0.57 goals against average.
Background: A three-year varsity starter and letterwinner at South Carroll High School ... An all-state, two-time all-conference and two-time all-county selection ... Led her team to an undefeated season as a sophomore and the 3A Maryland State Championship ... A member of the U-19 Washington Wolves Field Hockey Club since 2000 ... Has competed at both the USFHA Regional and National Futures Tournaments over the past four seasons ... Her regional futures team captured the gold medal in 2003 while the national futures team claimed the silver medal ... Named to the USFHA Futures Elite in 2005.
Personal: Born July 30, 1987 ... Parents are Eileen and Bill Fries ... Has one brother, Will (23) ... Father, Bill, was a member of the cross country and track teams at Ursinus ... Also had an aunt play field hockey at Muhlenberg College ... Major is anthropology, minor is entrepreneurship and social enterprise.